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Juluka - Old Eyes chords

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Verse 1:
C           G            Am
I was the only one who witnessed my homecoming
G-F          G               F        G         C
So I asked myself: Brother Joseph, how've you been?
C              G          Am
Then I met an old man who knew me as a boy
       G-F                     G                     F    G     C
(I) said, Father, where've the people, where've the homesteads gone?
              F            G           Am
And he said, Son, I'll be old until I die now
      F           G        F     G      C
And then I will join our people in the sky
F             G     Am
I am not the one to ask the reasons why
   G-F                 G                  F        G       C
Your brothers and your sisters have been scattered in the wind

And he said old eyes (mehlomadala)
You've got old eyes, boy (mehlomadala)
F                     G               C
You've seen much too much for one so young
He said old eyes (mehlomadala)
You've got old eyes, boy (mehlomadala)
Dm           F                Am-G
Child, from whence have you come?

Verse 2:
C                 G                F        C
When I left that mountain land so gold and green
Am        G      F      G  C
I was a sturdy sixteen years
C         G            F        C
Work was hard and the wage was low
          Am               G  F      C
And the seasons passed me by one by one
         F       G               Am
And I dreamed, Maria, you would wait for my return
       F           G                F        G       C
We'd build a home upon the rock, beneath the smiling sun
    F       G              Am
But as the old man used to say when I was young
 F                G                  F        G      C
People come and people go, but the mountain still remains

Zulu chorus:
              C          Am
And he said mehlomadala, mehlomadala
F         G            C
Ang(i)sakwaz(i) wemganam(i)
      G-C            Am
He said mehlomadala, mehlomadala
   Dm         F         Am-G
(U)qhamkaphi wena wemganam(i)

(instrumental break...)

Repeat English chorus...

Repeat Zulu chorus...


Meaning of Zulu words:

mehlomadala : old eyes (mehlo = eyes, madala = old)
ang(i)sakwaz(i) : I don't know you anymore (i.e. it's been a long time since I saw you)
wemganam(i) : my friend (wemngani = friend, wami = my)
uqhamkaphi wena : where are you coming from i.e. where have you been (uqhamuka = 
you coming, kuphi = where, wena = you)

(thanks to Cameron for his musical ear and Thembinkosi for the Zulu words!)

Website for Johnny Clegg, one of the Juluka founder members, is
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